Support for teachers

One of our core aims is to secure a flourishing future for physics, and to this end the Institute supports physics in all schools and colleges.

  • Physics Teacher Network
    The Physics Teacher Network has been established to provide support for physics teachers across the whole of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Stimulating Physics Network
    A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England, managed by the Institute of Physics in partnership with the Science Learning Centre Network
  • Girls in physics
    The under representation of girls in physics post-16 is a serious issue for the UK and in particular for the STEM community
  • Supporting Physics Teaching
    The Supporting Physics Teaching initiative is intended to support specialist and non-specialist teachers who teach physics in the early years of secondary education
  • SCORE
    SCORE is a partnership of science organisations, including the Institute of Physics. It aims to improve science education in schools and colleges in England by supporting the development and implementation of effective education policy.
  • Teachers of Physics award
    Do you know a great physics teacher or primary science teacher? If so, why not nominate them for an Institute of Physics Teachers Award?
  • Talkphysics
    talkphysics.org, the new community website from the Institute of Physics that brings teachers, resources, ideas, knowledge and mentoring together under one virtual roof
  • Email discussion lists
    The Education Department supports a number of email discussion lists designed to provide you with a forum to share ideas, ask questions and exchange views
  • Exploring Physics, Uncovering Choice
    This new workshop pack of activities aims to encourage staff to work together in providing a consistent approach to careers advice and guidance in their school.


Other IOP websites


A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England


A community for teachers of physics and their supporters


Support for physics teachers in the early stages of their career


Ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19

IOP projects


Helping physics teachers to share their skills and experience

Projects supported by the IOP


The National STEM Centre houses the largest open collection of resources for teachers of science